Computer Science: AS-T Degree

The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer Degree is designed for students desiring advanced degrees in Computer Science. Upon completion of this degree (AS-T Computer Science), students will be able to apply standard computer control structures to solve problems and develop algorithms. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the IGETC and/or CSU GE-required courses in the area of emphasis and the appropriate general education pattern totaling a minimum of 60 semester transferable units. Students must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade of “C” for each course in the major. A baccalaureate degree is the recommended preparation for those considering professional careers in Computer Science. 1

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the use of standard computer control structures to solve problems and develop algorithms.
  2. Knowledge of writing programs that utilize functions as a method of program organization and control.
  3. Knowledge of computer architecture and organization.
Degree Requirements 
Required Courses
COMS-215Programming Concepts and Methodology I3
COMS-216Programming Concepts & Methodology II3
COMS-217Assembly Programming Course3
COMS-218Discrete Structures3
MATH-120Calculus I5
MATH-121Calculus II5
PHYS-140Physics for Scientists & Engineers 14
Required Electives: List A
Complete one course from the following:4-5
Physics for Scientists & Engineers 2
General Biology
General Chemistry 1
Total Units30-31

This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system.   Students may earn this degree by completing the IGETC GE pattern and not exceed the 60-unit Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) unit requirement with BIOL-120 or PHYS-240. Students may also earn this degree by completing the IGETC GE pattern with the CHEM-120 course or they may complete the CSU GE pattern with any of the science course options listed but will exceed 60 units required for this degree by 1 to 3 units. Students may consult with a Counselor to discuss the best path.

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.